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Posting The Guard

September 17, 2001

With more land owners deciding to use their acres to house a horse or pony comes the inevitable question, "Which fence should I use?" Because you are trying to contain living creatures who are nomadic by nature, and accident prone by design, you... Read More

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Spleen Problems

September 17, 2001

I heard that a horse's spleen is unique, but my friend said horses don't have a spleen. What's the truth? ... Read More

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Pests: Insect and Otherwise

September 17, 2001

Summer also means insect season. And while in the past that might have been seen as an annoyance, today it can mean much more, and much worse. Today, it can mean life-threatening illness, and even death. Those insects can carry a growing host ... Read More

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Common Skin Issues for Horses

September 17, 2001

 The horse's largest and most visible organ is his skin. Its job is to protect the internal organs from the outside environment; to help maintain constant temperature, water, and mineral balance; and to... Read More

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Leather Care For A Stable Connection

September 17, 2001

Leather accumulates dirt, sweat, and just plain grunge whenever it contacts the horse's coat and skin. To maintain the leather's reliability, you continue the care that began at the tannery. You'll apply leather care preparations to remove harmful... Read More

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Researchers Declare War On EPM

September 17, 2001

According to a number of researchers across the country, anything less than an all-out scientific assault on several fronts will not result in a victory in the battle to conquer equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Veterinary schools, equin... Read More

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Fly Protection Uncovered

September 17, 2001

These days, we have quite an arsenal at our disposal to attack and repel flies. From electric bug zappers, to pheromone traps, to parasitic wasps that feed on fly pupae, we've explored all sorts of ways and means of getting rid of flying insects.... Read More

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Ovariectomy

September 17, 2001

Ovariectomy is a procedure that generally is performed to remove an abnormal ovary. Occasionally, an ovariectomy is performed in fillies or mares which have particularly bad behavior during their heat cycle in an effort to make them more... Read More

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Tennessee Confirms West Nile Virus at State Level

September 16, 2001

The Tennessee Department of Health announced yesterday (Sept. 17) that nine dead birds found in Shelby County appear to be infected with West Nile virus (WNV) according to preliminary tests. The birds, all blue jays found in zip code areas 38117... Read More

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West Nile Virus Continues to Affect Humans and Horses

September 14, 2001

Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut have now experienced their first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2001. A 72-year-old male from the Gwynns Falls area of Baltimore City, Md., was announced as positive for WNV on Sept. 6 b... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Research Report Released

September 14, 2001

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Farm Survey Results
Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
September 14, 2001

The goals of the 11-page Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccine Information

September 14, 2001

The following information is written with information from Rocky Bigbie, DVM, a representative of Fort Dodge Animal Health. Fort Dodge produces the West Nile virus vaccine.

Q: Why should we vaccinate now if... Read More

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Larry Bramlage Selected as Vice President of AAEP

September 14, 2001

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named the 2002 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP's 47th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov.... Read More

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Elizabeth Santschi to Join AAEP's Board of Directors

September 14, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) announces the appointment of Elizabeth M. Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, to the board of directors as a director at large. Her three-year term will begin at the AAEP's 47th Annual... Read More

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Western Influences

September 13, 2001

DATELINE JERUSALEM: "The Israeli Health Ministry has officially designated the outbreak of western Nile River fever as an epidemic. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 13 people have died and 61 are being treated in hospitals..." source... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Argument

September 13, 2001

When there is a new drug or vaccine going through the approval process with FDA or USDA, there are certain criteria that have to be met. We discuss this in-depth in our article that begins on page 37. The... Read More

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West Nile--It's Only Just Begun

September 13, 2001

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Five additional birds have been found dead with the virus-- four in New York, and one in New Jersey. Officials... Read More

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Scintigraphy: Get It While It's Hot

September 13, 2001

Many times radiographs fail to show even stress fractures. Enter nuclear scintigraphy. This sophisticated technology uses radioactive material that, combined with a bone-seeking agent, is capable of locating stress fractures and other bone damage. ... Read More

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A World Apart--Olympic Games 2000

September 13, 2001

Changes in diet, transportation, high-level competition...all are known to take their toll on performance horses. Combine these three and you have the making of a disaster, unless proper preparations are made to combat these stresses. For the... Read More

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Equine Motor Neuron Disease

September 13, 2001

Through a series of clinical studies and observations the past 10 years, researchers at Cornell University discovered that a vitamin E deficiency is the cause of equine motor neuron disease (EMND). This is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the... Read More

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Nothing But Net: Equine Health Information Online

September 13, 2001

With the explosion of web sites (more than 10 million, and increasing), veterinary information has proliferated. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals upload information related to equine health... Read More

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Fact or Opinion?

September 13, 2001

No doubt about it, West Nile is a nasty disease. It causes neurologic problems in humans and horses, and has led to deaths in several species. Since the United States never dealt with West Nile before last year, it's even scarier than some of th... Read More

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Working Moms

September 13, 2001

Back in the days when horses pulled the plows and harvesting machines across agricultural America, it was not uncommon to see a team of horses trudging over a field with a young foal trailing behind one of the mares. Many farmers could not affor... Read More

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Echinacea Proven Effective In Horses

September 13, 2001

The Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, in the past year has undertaken an exhaustive series of studies on the safety and efficacy of herbal supplements for horses. Many of these studies are the first quantifiable, species-specific... Read More

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Tendon Injuries in Horses

September 13, 2001

Tendon injuries can be extremely frustrating. The best way to deal with them is to make every effort to prevent them, or if possible, limit the degree of damage that occurs. Certainly some tendon injuries occur acutely without any warning, but... Read More